Public Health (Assistant Professor)

Baylor College of Medicine
Published
January 19, 2023
Location
Houston, TX
Job Type
Work Setting
In-office

Description

Summary

To promote the mission, vision, and goals of the Division of Public Health Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, promote and ensure the existence of an environment that supports the continued delivery of quality clinical care to children in (or at risk of entering) the foster care system and children involved in the child welfare system, training and learning, communication, and patient and family centered care.

Administrative Role:

  • Promote comprehensive medical and psychosocial evaluations
  • Communicate with Medical Director of the Foster Care Clinical Service, Patient Care Manager, Care Coordinators, and Behavioral Health to ensure effective collaboration, shared leadership and mutual support between medical, nursing, behavioral health, social services and support staff
  • Communicate with the other members of the Public Health Pediatrics clinical team to ensure high-quality, evidence-based care for other children within the Division's clinical service
  • Ensure that a high standard of quality in clinical record documentation is achieved for clinical evaluations
  • Communicate and coordinate with law enforcement agencies, foster parents, case workers, child placement agencies, judges, court advocates, district attorney's offices, behavioral health providers, community physicians, and other community partners involved in the care and well-being for the patient
  • Help to insure a seamless and coordinated delivery of care with other services
  • Act as the clinical liaison with law enforcement agencies, foster parents, case workers, child placement agencies, judges, court advocates, district attorney's offices, behavioral health providers, community physicians, and other community partners involved in the care and well-being for the patient
  • Ensure that a high standard of quality in clinical record documentation is achieved for clinical evaluations
  • Promote the use of evidence-based medicine (EBM) guidelines
  • To engage in advocacy activities as appropriate

Clinical Role:

  • Provide safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and proficient patient centered care to children in the foster care system and children involved (or at risk of being involved) in the child welfare system
  • Provide clinical leadership to medical, nursing, and care coordination staff
  • Role model ethical and professional behavior with every interaction
  • Educate medical, nursing, and care coordination staff when appropriate in evaluation and management of patients

Quality Management role:

  • Assures that the quality, safety, and appropriateness of pediatric  patient care services are monitored and evaluated, and that appropriate actions are taken
  • Make recommendations to improve utilizations of facilities, service and staff, in coordination with Nursing Administration
  • Provide further quality assurance of performance, documentation, phot documentation through assessment of competency and peer review

Research and Scholarship:

  • To participate in research and scholarship activities in the division, with other services and with external collaborators, as appropriate.

Continuing Professional Development:

  • Participate in continuing professional development activities to maintain personal knowledge and skills as appropriate
  • Stay current in the literature related to the care of children in the foster care system

Minimum Qualifications

  • Medical Degree, recognizable by the Texas Medical Board, Assistant or Associate Professor of Pediatrics at BCM
  • Clinical experience in caring for children in the foster care system
  • Certifications: Pediatrics; PALS
  • Documented experience as a clinician, educator and administrator in pediatrics
  • Current medical licensure and appropriate medical staff appointment
  • Evidence of involvement in scholarly activity (publications, national presentations)
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